Notre Dame, Cluny, and Family / by Hannah Harley

3V2A6500EDITED It's quite the challenge to return to a place you've already been to and attempt to photograph it better (or at least differently) than you did the time before. I got to meet my Dad's cousins (and my cousins once removed) outside of the historic church, and we quickly perused through the structure. I didn't spend nearly as much time in there as I have before as they were anxious to get to the next museum as well. But I did manage to grab a couple new shots of Notre Dame. I'm already excited to head back and try try again!

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From there, we headed to the Cluny-Sorbonne Museum, even strolling along on of the many locks bridges in Paris. It's the Museum of the Middle Ages, and it was quite a grand structure. Inside, there were lots of ancient and beautiful works of art. Art from the Middle Ages isn't necessarily my favorite period of artistic creation, but it absolutely impressive what they were able to produce.

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And yet another museum to check off of my list!!

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After the museum, we got lunch at a corner cafe. Normally, I only see these folks in the back woods of West Virginia, all of us covered in hunter orange. What a change in scenery from our usual endeavors. I'm extremely bummed that I won't be able to be at the annual family Deer Camp (one of my favorite weekends of the entire year), but I'm thrilled I got to share a meal and a quick jaunt around a couple of Paris' landmarks with these two!!

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